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New Video for "Ice Cream Work" by Naoshi

Posted by Rachel Bell on

New Video for "Ice Cream Work" by Naoshi

A book trailer (or short video) is a way for an author to connect with readers and let them know what the book is about. At 48 seconds, the book trailer for Ice Cream Work by Naoshi, packs in a lot of great visuals for the book. While it focuses on the book, Naoshi took the time to include a short piece that shows how she creates all of her art using Sunae, a Japanese sand art technique. All of her images are painted using sand, adding a unique feel and texture to the art. It's a very involved process that she (along...

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Try Your Hand at the Boulevardier

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Try Your Hand at the Boulevardier

Philip Khanderhrish, bartender at The Setai, Miami Beach and our featured professional for Florida, shares his version of the Boulevardier. Florida leaves most of its liquor laws up to local laws which means Miami's bars are open until 3am and establishments designated as nightclubs or supper clubs are allowed to serve until 5am while in the northwest corner of the state there are three dry counties. The Boulevardier is a classic whiskey cocktail similar to the popular Negroni in composition. Invented in the 20s, the Boulevardier is enjoying a return to menus across the country.

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Three Years Out

Posted by Rachel Bell on

Three Years Out

Reflecting on Japan’s Triple Disaster Three years ago I read David Mitchell’s amazing novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De  Zoet. Set in 1799, the story is about  a young Dutch trader sequestered in Nagasaki harbor who becomes increasingly fascinated with Japan, its people, and its culture. At the time we were busy working with author Matt Wagner on Overcup’s first book, The Tall Trees of Tokyo, and I could relate to the way that the country cast a spell on the young man in the novel. Even though I was on the other side of the world, I felt myself...

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